Harry C. and Helen A. Spohn, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Harry C. and Helen A. Spohn


I was born on Dec, 19, 1897 in West Union, Ohio, Adams Co., the son of Sylvan Sinclair and Minnie Warren (Miller) Spohn, the fourth child in a family of eight children. My father came to Kouts in the fall of 1899 via of a team and wagon. Mother and we four children followed via the Pennsylvania R.R. I attended the Kouts, Marshall Grove, Five Point, Steinke and Rising Sun Schools, attaining a seventh grade education. I attained maturity in 1918. I worked one year on the farm for Ferd J. Reddleman at Kouts.

On Dec. 19, 1919 I was employed by The American Tin Mill in Gary. In 1923 I was employed by The Standard Steel Car Co. in Hammond, Ind. In 1925 I joined the Carpenters and Joiners Union and was employed in the building trades in the Calumet area for six years. In 1931 I rented the A. W. Jacobs farm in Washington Twp., where I engaged in dairying for seventeen years.

In the fall of 1947 I purchased a 386 acre farm in Pleasant Twp., where I still reside. On Aug. the 8, 1938 I married Rose Pletcher Barber, the widow of Oliver K. Barber. She was the mother of two sons, Charles O. and Alvin L. They both reside in Valparaiso. In 1944 our daughter Mary Minnie was born. She graduated from the Kouts High School. She is married to Randal Yager. They reside in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with their four children, Rosemary, Michelle, Randal Jr. and Mark.

My wife Rose was deceased June 1, 1967. On Nov. 15, 1969, I married Helen Dinse of Morgan Twp.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 164-165

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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